Milk and Plants
Name: Connor R.
Hi My name is Connor. My friend
Jack and I just
completed an experiment where we fed two Catgrass
plants, one with bubbly
water and the other with 1% milk.
During the experiment the one that was fed with
water grew taller, yet was
more yellowed. The one that was fed with the milk
was never as tall but
always looked greener and healthier. They both
died after 10 to 11 days.
Could you tell us why the milk caused the plant to look more
healthier. Was it because milk is full of
nutrients and "good bacteria"?
Conditions were as follows:
Plants were grown in their original containers from
the nursery. On the first day we cut each plant down
to 1 inch each so they were exactly the same height.
They were watered/milked 1/3 cup of liquid every three
days. They were sitting on the kitchen table inn doors.
The main fertilizer components of milk would seem to be calcium and phosphorus
Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.
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